stinkyfoot wrote:Hey man, next time you come to the playa don't bring anything that you used money to purchase, because it's fucked up that people actually make money in the default world selling things that burners need. And if you like to stop at a hotel from your way to and from the event for you comfort and safety, don't do it. You know those hotels love it when burners come through because they know they're going to make money. Oh yea, I guess if you have to fly there, it would be ok if you used your airline miles to acquire a ticket, but definitely don't do it if you have to purchase those tickets with money. This event is all about non-commodification, after all.
Well, yes, and the Shabbat is all about not planting, plowing, reaping, gathering, threshing, winnowing, sorting, grinding, sifting, kneading, cooking, shearing, laundering, combing, dyeing, spinning, warping, making two loops, weaving, separating two threads, tying, untying, sewing, tearing, trapping, slaughtering, flaying, curing, smoothing, scoring, measured cutting, writing, erasing, building, demolition, extinguishing fires, igniting fires, applying finishing touches, and transferring between domains.
Are we supposed to likewise tell Orthodox Jews that they should sit naked in the cold and go hungry? (does this count as Goodwin's Law?)
Just because you choose to live without an activity for a small measure of time doesn't mean that you hate it and think that it is evil.
In the words of Frito, "I like money.
I use money every day, and in a variety of cities around the world. It is very, very useful stuff. In Dubai, they use it to build ISLANDS, whole ISLANDS shaped like palm trees, with exquisite bars, nightspots, and amazing hotels.
I prefer that it not be used for just one week, in just one city in the whole entire world. I like to see how we can all apply ourselves and interact without it - just for a week, just to get a different perspective. Can we just have a single city? Just for a week?